Reese Witherspoon Gives Teachers Free Dresses

Claire Miles
Mar 26, 2020

Teachers have always deserved to be appreciated, but sadly, on a normal basis, they are deeply undervalued. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, people are finding newfound appreciation for teachers. They are homeschooling their children during the statewide school shutdowns. Reese Witherspoon is showing her appreciation by giving 250 free dresses from her lifestyle brand, Draper James, to educators nationwide. The label announced that teachers can apply and will receive details on how to receive their outfits.

 Leanne Francis, first grade teacher at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, conducts an online class from her living room

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“These past few weeks have shown me so much about humanity,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “I’m an eternal optimist, so I always look for the bright side of things. And I have been so encouraged by the ways people are really showing up for each other. Particularly the teachers.” The Little Fires Everywhere actress added, “During quarantine, teachers are broadcasting lessons from their own homes and figuring out new remote-learning technology and platforms on the fly, all while continuing to educate and connect with our kids. Advocating for the children of the world is no easy task, so I wanted to show teachers a little extra love right now.”

The application form states that they know teachers are “working harder than ever in these unusual times. We know that this is not easy and want to shine a light on all your efforts. As a thank you, Draper James would like to give you a free dress.” For Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5th, teachers can also get 25% off online orders. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!